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Toy Story 3 (2010) is a 3D computer animated comedy film and also the first film to be released theatrically with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. Director Lee Unkrich used an immerse 3D technique. It was the third animated film (after Beauty and the Beast and Up) to be nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture. It won the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. If you like computer animated films then this is a must have.
IMDB: 8.5 (258,088 votes)
Tomatometer: 99% (255 reviews)
Box Office: $1,063,171,911
Production Cost: $200 Million
My score: 3 Stars and 1/4
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Note: I bought this one today in a post Christmas day special so now my 3D blu ray collection reaches 56!

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UP (2009) was Pixar's first film to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D. Director Pete Docter used an immerse 3D technique. Opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and won best animated feature. If you like animated 3D films, then this is another must.
IMDB: 8.3 (291,571 votes)
Tomatometer: 98% (278 reviews)
Box Office:$731,342,744
Production cost: $175 Million
My score: 3 Stars and half
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Note: I bought this one today in another after Christmas day sale. Different store than Toy Story 3 thou ;-). My collection now reached 57!

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Rio (2009) is 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Director Carlos Saldanha uses flashy colours mixed with an immerse 3D technique. One of the voices comes from Ann Hattaway (one of my favourite actress) , the main character has the voice of Jesse Eisenberg. This film is feisty and for the whole family!
IMDB: 7 (78,214 votes)
Tomatometer:72% (142 reviews)
Box Office: $484,635,760
Production cost: $90 Million
My score: 3 Stars
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Final Destination 5 (2011) was shot natively in 3D using ARRI Alexa cameras by a James Cameron protégé (Second unit director in Avatar) , Steven Quale. Director Quale used a Fancy 3D technique. The 3D is very good but the story is getting tiresome :-)
IMDB: 5.9 (46,803 votes)
Tomatometer: 61% (128)
Box Office: $157,887,643
Production cost: $40 million
My score: 2 Stars and half
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Always reward movies which were shot natively in 3D

If you are not a movie buff like me who likes to explore some times with mediocre films and only like to spend money in the better format for a particular feature then goes to see it where the director film it originally because that format was where the director designed it and basically was posteriorly converted to 3D because a mandate from the studios. In other words, go to see (or buy) movies in 3D when they were shot natively in that format. As simple as that. Why shooting natively in 3D is better?

    Easier to capture nuances of complex 3D scenes such as crowds, rain, snow, leaves, smoke, reflections, rain, leaves, etc.
    Preview stereo images on set and on location
    In edit, footage can be reviewed in stereo making editing decisions easier
    The most important is because the Director will use it to either suck you into the story deeper and/or add value to the entertainment experience with fancy 3D scenes or both

A 3D conversion could still be achieved with a satisfactory quality if the Director believes in it and takes the time to supervise the process as long as working together with a good digital data processor. In my opinion, to show to me that a director really cares about a conversion is because we are talking about an old film (like Titanic) or a true change of heart after filming such as the one shown by Guillermo del Toro in Pacific Rim.

I am indicating here where the film was shot natively in 3D or converted which should be an important factor if you want to build a 3D blu ray collection with real quality stuff. For coming movies, I use this site to know if it is converted (fake 3D) or shot natively in that format (real 3D ) : Is it Real or Fake 3D?

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Captain America: the First Avenger (2011) was shot 2D digitally with Panavision Genesis cameras (Underwater sequences and epilogue shot with Arri Alexa). In July 2010, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said that both this film and Thor would be released in 3-D. Director Joe Johnston did a one-day test shooting with a 3-D rig, rather than shooting in 2-D and converting, and found the 3D one "a nightmare" due to bulky gear, calibration issues and restricted filmmaking options. Nevertheless, Johnston said he believes 3-D is "a new challenge and it's exciting". Feige insisted that the conversion would not compromise the film's image quality, as the decision to release the film in 3-D was made early in development, and that "an unprecedented amount of time" would be devoted to the conversion process, to render all the film's visual effects in true 3-D. Director Joe Johnston used an Immerse 3d technique. The story was good (if you like the superhero genre) and the conversion was reasonable good.
IMDB: 6.8 (196,490 votes)
Tomatometer: 79% (218 reviews)
Box Office: $368,608,363
Production cost: $140 million
My score: 2 Stars and 3/4
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Thor (2011) was shot in 2D digital with Arri Alexa cameras, now Kenneth Branagh stated that the 3-D process initially made him cringe but "We came to feel that in our case 3-D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience". Although 2-D was used for principal photography, producer Kevin Fiege stated that the "special effects for the film were conceived and executed from the beginning in 3-D". Director Branagh used an immerse 3D technique. Chris Hemsworth was well cast as Thor, the story was good and the 3D conversion so so.
IMDB: 7 (236,854 votes)
Tomatometer: 77% (256 reviews)
Box Office: $449,326,618
Production cost: $150 Million
My score: 2 Stars and Half


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Sanctum (2011) was shot with the proprietary digital 3-D Fusion camera system developed by James Cameron and Vince Pace. Director Alister Grierson used an immerse 3D technique. Richard Roxburgh (one of my favourite Australian actors) was OK as usual but Ioan Gruffudd performance was disappointing in this cave exploration disaster film.
IMDB: 5.7 (31,779 votes)
Tomatometer: 30% (160 reviews)
Box Office: $108,609,310
Production Cost: $30 Million
My score: 2 Stars and 1/4

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) was shot in 3D with Panavision Genesis cameras. Director used a Fancy 3D technique. The humour of this movie is hit and miss and to really enjoy it, probably you have to see it with a couple of drinks on you ;-). The 3D is of course a gimmick all the way here lol
IMDB: 6.3 (32,400 votes)
Tomatometer: 69% (122 reviews)
Box Office: $35,387,212
Production cost: $19 Million
My score: 2 Stars

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Despicable Me (2010) is a computer-animated 3D comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. Directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud used an immerse 3D technique. Don't be fooled by the tittle, this movie is fun :-)
IMDB: 7.6 (134,405 votes)
Tomatometer: 81% (189 reviews)
Box Office: $543,113,985
Production cost: $69 Million
My Score: 3 stars

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The Polar Express (2004) is a motion capture computer-animated fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. In addition to standard theatrical 35mm format, a 3-D version for IMAX was also released, generated from the same 3-D digital models used for the standard version. It was the first film not specially made for IMAX to be presented in this format, and the first to open in IMAX 3-D at the same time as main flat release. The 3-D version out-performed the 2-D version by about 14 to 1. There is an anaglyph 3-D version which was released to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 28, 2008 that you should avoid as the plague, the one I have is the released on Blu-ray 3D (stereoscopic) on November 16, 2010 with new cover art. Director Robert Zemeckis used a immerse 3D technique. This is good Christmas movie particularly for kids
IMDB: 6.5 (62,288 votes)
Tomatometer: 56% (188 reviews)
Box Office: $307,514,317
Production cost: $165 Million
My score: 3 Stars

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Hotel Transylvania (2012) is an American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Director Genndy Tartakovsky (expert TV animator and this one was his film debut) uses an Immerse 3D technique. This is becoming another favourite of my daughter and I. If you like Halloween then you will enjoy this movie no matter how old you are :-). First film from Adam Sandler that I have liked it in quite some time!
IMDB: 7.1 (23,207 votes)
Tomatometer: 43% (134 reviews)
Box Office: $316,692,512
Production cost: $85 Million
My Score: 3 Stars

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Dredd 3D (2012) was shot digitally and primarily in 3D using RED MX, SI2K and Phantom Flex high-speed cameras. The director Peter Travis used predominately an immerse 3D technique. I have not read the comic but saw the Stallone version and I can write that this is better in my opinion. In fact, this film is highly entertaining and I have seen it at least 3 times already. Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as a rookie judge in a pass/fail one day evaluation under Dredd are pretty cool!
IMDB : 7.1 (59,748 votes)
Tomatometer: 77% (141 reviews)
Box Office: $32,759,615
Production cost: $ 50 Million
My Score: 3 stars 1/4

Note: My collection reaches 59

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Do you have Resident Evil: Afterlife? The 3-D in that film was pretty good.


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Vexer wrote:
Do you have Resident Evil: Afterlife? The 3-D in that film was pretty good.


Yes I do. My review

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Resident evil : After life (2010) was shot using the 3D Fusion cameras system hired from James Cameron. Director Paul W. S. Anderson used a Fancy 3D technique. Anderson used Cameron’s 3D cameras but did not get the same results, still fun to watch. Milla Jovovich remains a sexy zombie killer but the story not as cool as the first entry in the franchise, now the fancy 3D attracted quite a few non fan viewers
IMDB: 5.9 (82,789 votes)
Tomatometer: 24% (93 reviews)
Box Office: $296,211,613
Production cost: $60 Millions
My score: 2 stars and half
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Bait 3d (2012) was filmed in 3D with RED ONE with Mysteria maxchips, Panavision lenses and Preston lens control systems. Two Quasar stereo RED rigs above water and one Silicon Imaging 2K stereo rig recording Cineform data files for underwater scenes. Director Kimble Rendall predominantly uses a Fancy 3D technique (particularly with the shark). If you saw The Impossible well imagine after the Tsunami being trapped with a white sharp in a food mart lol, yeah I know that it sounds like an awful film but there is some entertainment and after Jaws things got to jazz it up to keep it differently ;-). Australian Julian McMahon (Nip/Tup) and Sharni Vinson (step up 3D) are probably the most known actors here.
IMDB : 5.1 (3727 votes)
Tomatometer: 42% (26 reviews)
Cost: 20-30 Million
Box Office: 40 Million (Approx.)
My Score: 2 Stars 1/4

My collection reaches 60

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Top Ranking by Score (up to this point)

Avatar (2009) : 4 stars
Hugo (2011): 3 Stars 1/2
Up (2009) : 3 Stars 1/2
The Avengers (2012) : 3 Stars and 1/2
Titanic (2012 3D) : 3 Stars 1/2
Dredd (2012) : 3 Stars 1/4
Toy Story 3 (2010) : 3 Stars 1/4
Drive Angry (2011) : 3 Stars
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) : 3 Stars
Prometheus (2012) : 3 Stars
Dolphin tale (2011) : 3 Stars
IMAX Deep Sea (2006) : 3 Stars
Monsters Vs Aliens (2009) : 3 Stars
How to Train your Dragon (2010) : 3 Stars
Rio (2011) : 3 Stars
Despicable Me (2010) : 3 Stars
The Polar Express (2004) : 3 Stars
Hotel Transylvania (2012) : 3 Stars

Note: My score is given primarily based on the use and execution of the 3D and secondarily on the story/performances and the maximum is 4 Stars.

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Storm Surfers 3D was shot entirely in 3D to cover the action and story of best Australian buddies Tom Carroll (former two times surf champion) and Ross Clarke Jones (pioneer of big waves surfing) ridden big waves in some of the wildest weather conditions on earth, deep in the Southern Ocean and supported by a small and dedicated team. During production, the team captured the now famous ‘3D Tube Ride’ shots that have wowed audiences around the world on some of the first Go Pro Hero 3D cameras. Directors Justin McMillan and Christopher Nelius used a mix of fancy/immersed 3D technique. It won the Best 3D Documentary Award for the 4th International 3D Awards (International 3D Society). The 3D of this movie is awesome and the huge waves Carroll and Jones surf are quite remarkable achievements for two men in their late forties.
IMDB: 6.8 (63 votes)
Tomatometer: 100% (1 review)
Box Office: Unknown
Production Cost: Unknown
My Score: 3 Stars 1/4


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Life of Pi (2012) was shot in 3D with six ALEXA cameras paired on three Cameron Pace Fusion rigs with ARRI / Zeiss Master Primes.It is adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Director Ang Lee used an Immersion technique and won an Oscar as best director for this movie. I have not read the book but I enjoyed the film which can be described in 3 acts : The first one is light hearted and introductory of the characters, the second one is dramatic and visually stunning and the final one (ending) was surprising to me to the point that kept me thinking about it after I left the Cinema.
IMDB : 8.1 (from 186,711 votes)
Tomatometer: 88% (from 220 reviews)
Box Office: $608,808,044
Production Cost: $120 Million
My Score: 3 3/4 Stars


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Oz the Great and Powerful(2013) was shot natively in 3D on the Red Epic and it is based on L. Frank Baum's Oz novels, and also pays homage to the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz. Director Sam Raimi used a mixed technique of immerse/fancy 3D, showing awesome scenes of the land of Oz and eventually throwing objects at you in an entertaining way. I grew up watching the Wizard of Oz and this one is not as good but a worthy prequel. James Franco (Oz) and Michelle Williams (Glinda the good witch) are superb and show chemistry on the screen!
IMDB: 6.5 (over 90000 votes)
Tomatometer: 59% (238 reviews)
Box Office: $491,903,076
Production Cost: $215 Million
My Score: 3 Stars


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